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 Our People 

Our Ambassadors

Aaron Hape

Aaron Hape (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tāmaki nui-ā-Rua) is a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers New Zealand where he is a leader in the Māori Economic Development practice.


He has previously been an advisor to Ministers of the Crown and Members of Parliament and has held senior advisory appointments in the justice, health, and economic development sectors. He has held governance roles in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and across the Pacific and the Caribbean.


Aaron was appointmented as a Member of Her Majesty The Queen's Young Leaders Advisory Panel, as a Member of the Founding Board of Advisors for The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, and as a Member of the Commonwealth's Observer Group for the 2015 Trinidad and Tobago Parliamentary Election. He is currently a Member of the Advertising Standards Authority's Complaints Board and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Stacey Shortall

Raised on a farm in Colyton in the Manawatu, Stacey is a former Wall Street lawyer with volunteer experience in New Zealand, New York and Ghana.  A litigation partner at the Minter Ellison Rudd Watts law firm, a passionate advocate for the wellbeing of women and children, and a mother of four, Stacey is the founding trustee of the Who Did You Help Today charitable trust.

Stacey has received awards for her community-based work in New Zealand and New York.  She also is the founder of Our Words Matter which is an online forum for sharing ideas to solve the issues that affect New Zealand.  In 2019 and 2020, Stacey was named as a semi-finalist for the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Award.


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